Bryant Liggett

Blue Hornets bring the ska back to Ska

The history of ska in Europe and America is littered with aging punk rockers. With its roots in Jamaica, fusing calypso and American rhythm and blues, its second wave influenced the angsty musicians of the late ’70s and ’80s, resulting in punks exploring its diverse catalog and bringing ska to audiences beyond Jamaica.


Bryant Liggett is a freelance writer and KDUR station manager. Reach him at

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